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defining success: unapologetic

i was a little scared to put this one out here because it is going to sound like i just don't care. but that isn't the case. so i thought i would get it out in the open early on and then i can't take it back, right?

defining successt

the successful version of myself is unapologetic. she does not feel bad for choices she makes and she does not make decision to please anyone but herself. that walks a very fine line of not caring enough and caring too much. it is a tight rope to walk but the successful me is confident she made the right decision and knows she will not have to apologize for it.

let me give you an example.

last weekend i had mountains and hours of work to do on saturday. june has been an incredibly busy month so far (and yes - i know it is only the 13th...) and i haven't had much free time to do work for the shop. my free time is the only time i have to dedicate to thumbprint designs because i work full time. i do get a lot of blogging done during the day but i try not to work on shop stuff because it seems a little unprofessional.

and i don't want to do anything i need to apologize for, right?

so anyways - i had settled in front of my computer, geared up for a long day of fixing margins, designing subway art and note cards, and printing/packaging products. i had my coffee, my comfy seat and my music all geared up.

and then my neighbors popped over and invited chris and i out on the boat for the day.

decision time. do work or do play? which would i be more sorry i missed out on?

so this happened.

ouachita river

ouachita river

ouachita river

ouachita river

and i'm not sorry. there was a lot of work i could have got done, yes, but i'm not sorry i didn't. does that mean that this week i will be putting rubber to the roads to catch up? yep. but i wouldn't trade a day with my nose to the grindstone for a day on the river for anything. and i'm not sorry about it.

what have you apologized for lately? what have you done that you aren't sorry for? tell us about it!

10 comments:

  1. I've slacked on house work, often, to play with my little girl. They're only little once, and we're not sure we'll have anymore so I don't want to miss anything! Do I wish our house was tidier? Yes. Will I apologize for how it looks? No. My house is untidy because we've been making memories, and that's much more important than loading the dishwasher.

    Great post!

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    1. Thanks girl! :) housework frequently gets pushed aside at our house lately too - it is one of the things that I had to just let go of because it was keeping me from enjoying life! I've gone from totally OCD about a few things to eh - the dishes can wait a couple of days! :) Thanks for the sweet comment!!

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  2. I have to agree with Mar. The way my house looks most of the time. I do try to keep it super clean but I have to very active boys running around my house all day and play time and painting and swimming is just more important then making sure my house is "perfect" so other's wont judge it. I don't apologize for it and I won't. I won't apologize for something more important than cleaning. :)

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    1. Amen friend! Having fun is much more important than having a clean house. When your boys are grown up they will remember having a mom who cared about THEM more than having a clean house! :)

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  3. I've been feeling this way lately about blogging! I love blogging and reading up on other people, but we've also been house hunting and there are very few hours when my hubby isn't working and that we can go look, research etc! And while I'm sad to be missing out in someways, this is definitely our priority right now! I'm learning that most {but not everyone :P} understands that though, so it makes it easier :)

    And of course I agree with the ladies above me - our house is rarely "completely" clean - there are more important things in life!

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    1. I struggle with this sometimes too - I feel very obligated to keep up with what I started here and sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just quit one day! I wonder if I would even be missed!

      Happy house hunting though! I loved looking for our house - that is one of my favorite past times. Sometimes I wish it was okay to just pretend I'm house hunting and go look at houses with a realtor. ;)

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  4. if you wouldn't have gone on this boat, I would have come over there and smacked you :) :) :)

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    1. I'm soo glad I went. We had such a great, sun-filled day and I even came away with a bit of a tan! :)

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  5. There was no decision to be made on this one! You never say no to a day like that on a boat! :)

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